Eto'o touts Xavi for Barcelona role


Samuel Eto'o has threatened to 'kill' former FC Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez if he doesn't end up managing the Spanish club.

Xavi, who won eight league titles with the LaLiga giants after graduating from the club's academy has been tipped to follow the path of Pep Guardiola and one day manage the club.

With current head coach Ernesto Valverde under severe pressure after a lacklustre start to the new campaign, the four-time African Footballer of the Year believes he's a suitable candidate.
"He is the f*%$# boss in Qatar and in Spain," Eto'o told Cadena SER. "If he doesn't end up coaching Barca, I'll kill him!"
Eto'o went on to lavish praise on the former captain and his then midfield partner Andres Iniesta, he formed an iconic duo with in one of the greatest teams in European football history.
"In the [2006 Champions League] final in Paris he played like [Diego] Maradona, [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano [Ronaldo] combined," the Cameroon record scorer said.
"I already said in my first interviews: he's the best player I have trained with. People were surprised I didn't say Ronaldinho or Messi, but time has proved me right.
"He's never been recognised at the level of Leo or Cristiano, but Xavi and Iniesta are at that level."